Bedroom Ceiling Fans
In the bedroom, a ceiling fan's primary purpose is to keep people comfortable. The gentle sound of a fan also helps people to relax, and can add an air of sultry romanticism. The key to having a bedroom fan is to choose the right fan to complement the bedroom and one's personal needs. To help customers accomplish this, Del Mar Fans and Lighting offers many different styles of bedroom ceiling fans to choose from. Selecting the right fan is critical when it comes to appreciating its benefits year round.
Getting the Right Size Fan
Cooling ability and quiet running are the most important features of bedroom ceiling fans. In addition, for a ceiling fan to be right for your bedroom, it must be of the right size and have a good, quiet motor. In order to pick the right size ceiling fan for a bedroom, certain measurements must be taken to calculate the square footage of the bedroom. Even if a person has difficulty determining the appropriate size of the room, he or she may select a 44-inch fan which is suitable for most bedrooms. This can be adjusted if the room is smaller or larger than average. For example, for rooms that are smaller in size, a smaller fan should be installed.
Picking the Right Fan Style
After picking the right size fan, it's time to consider style. Bedroom ceiling fans may or may not come with a light kit. The light source, while not necessary, is a bonus feature in that it illuminates the room and eliminates the need for other lighting fixtures. Fans with lights may come with an up light bulb or a down light bulb. Down light bulbs cast light down toward the floor of the bedroom. Up light bulbs cast light upward toward the ceiling. This causes a softer light, which is suitable for a bedroom setting. Because people often sleep with the fan running, the light may be turned off when darkness or a more intimate setting is desired. Bedroom fans may have between three to five blades and can have a wood grain, steel, or painted finish.
Setting Fans for Summer and Winter Comfort
Most bedroom ceiling fans are designed to run counter-clockwise or clockwise. The direction of the blade rotation is important to get the maximum benefit from the fan during summer and winter. During the summer, the blades should be adjusted to run in a counter-clockwise fashion. This creates the cooling breeze that is most often associated with bedroom fans and can make the bedroom feel as much as five degrees cooler. During the winter months reversing the blades so that they run clockwise will help circulate the warmer air. Typically, warm air lingers close to the ceiling. The clockwise movement of the fan helps to keep the bedroom and its occupants warmer, which is helpful on cold winter mornings.
Accessories, such as remote controls, are also ideal for bedroom fans. A remote control allows the user to operate the fan without leaving the comfort of his or her bed. Most remote controls allow the user to turn on the fan, adjust the speed or even reverse the rotation of the blades. Often remote controls come with the fan at the time of purchase; however, remotes can be purchased separately for use with fans by the same manufacturer.